Why the name of this blog is ‘Chaos Theory and Pharmacology’?
Because of this:
Human pharmacology is a non-linear science created by multiple variables at different levels of complexity:
1. Drug effects at molecular and cellular levels: drug-receptor interaction (pharmacodynamics) and drug disposition (pharmacokinetics)
2. Effects of drugs on human health and disease: safety, efficacy, and effectiveness
3. Effects of drugs in the society: economical aspects (i.e., pharmacoeconomics), epidemiology (i.e., pharmacological surveillance), healthcare systems (i.e., definitions of essential medicines), over the counter availability of medicines, drug addiction, and many other variables.
Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Clinical trials, observational studies and meta-analysis: PubMed Trends. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1122534
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“Yet prediction is not trivial or easy. In fact chaos, the mainspring of this article, has shown us that predictability is the exception rather.than the rule, even for what seem like simple physical systems. A human being is immeasurably more complex than any demonstrably chaotic system-the question can be turned around: How can anything be predicted about a person?”
―Firth WJ. Chaos–predicting the unpredictable. BMJ. Dec 21, 1991; 303(6817): 1565-1568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.303.6817.1565
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Finally, I would like to remind readers of this blog – as well as to myself – that: